Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

April 30, 2017

Manchester Community Church

          April 30, 2017 10:00 a.m.

            Third Sunday of Easter

 Prelude                                                                                      Annabell Curtis  Welcome/Announcements                                             Deacon Joan Morgan   

Introit                                                                                     MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                                 Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 354         “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”


Responsive Reading   #685    Christian Conduct         Deacon Morgan

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                                 S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

                        Children leave for Sunday School                 


Anthem                      “Then I met Jesus”                       Senior Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                      Hymn of Promise”              Jean, Joan & Don

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 513         “O, How He Loves You and Me”


Scripture Lesson      Page 78     Luke 24:13-35           Pastor Don

Sermon                  “Open Eyes”                                  Pastor Don


*Hymn    Page 451           “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”


*Benediction                                                                        Pastor Don

*Sung Response   (Inside back cover)      “Go Now in Peace”   

*Postlude                                                                        Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month:                                        Deacon Joan Morgan

Ushers:                         Deanna Mosher Hallett & Margaret Harrington

Coffee Hour:                                                 Joan Morgan & Rose Benner


Coming Events   


April            Today      10:15/11:30 a.m.         Sunday School/Adult

May         1 at 6:00 p.m. & 2 at 10:00 a.m.     Conversation Classes

                          3                    6:15 p.m.         Choir

                          3                    7:00 p.m.         Deacons

                        11                    11:00 a.m.       Ladies Group

                12 & 13        9:00a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Spring Sale                



“Entering the Conversation” Classes, Monday evenings @ 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday mornings @10:00 a.m.   


Spring Sale May 12th & 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We are looking for clean and working items like: furniture, small appliances, kitchen items, dishes, adult clothes, children’s clothes and toys, etc. including jewelry.  Donations are always welcome towards the food for the luncheon and can be given to Deanna or Jackie.  Please no electronics like computers, TVs, keyboards, fax machines, etc. as we have to pay to get rid of these. If you would like to work on the sale please let one of the Future’s Group members know.  All welcome!


Reminder about Church Key Numbers.  If you have not turned in your church key number to the office, please do so as soon as possible, as we are still missing a few.   Thank you!


North Manchester Church & Meeting House monument unveiling on May 4th at 6 p.m. on Scribner Hill Road in Manchester. The 7’ granite monument will be presented by the Baptist History Preservation Society, Rockwell, North Carolina and honors Rev. Isaac Case, one of the greatest “Church Planters” in American History. He is credited with starting over 300 Baptist Churches throughout Maine and Canada. This Meeting House was constructed in 1793. Originally located in East Readfield (Case Cemetery Rt. 17), members desired a more central location, so the Church was moved in 1839.


American Lung Assoc sponsoring “Trek across Maine” June 16th – 18th is looking for volunteers on Saturday, June 17th to support cyclists as they travel across Maine in support of the “ALA” and lung health.  See Pastor Don for Volunteer Registration Form.



                                                “Prayer Vine”


Heidi Smith Arsenault, Carol Ballard, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Rose Benner, Len Bettis, Dee Dee Black, Bob Bond, Asher Bragdon, Sam Cabot, Andre Chabot, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Gwen Christianson, Al Culmone, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Katherine Gerrity, Haley, T. Hallett, Gina Harford, Bill Hawksley & family, Dick & Jean Hayes, Evelyn Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Robert Lemieux, Lt. Joel & Karma Lyle & baby Nora, Debbie Maddox family, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Luke Milliken (Betty’s son), Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Linda Newcombe, Bob Pushard, Ann Marie Roes, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., Andy & Peggy Struck, Gloria Sylvester, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Robert Trask, family of 12 yr old Matty Twombly (Kaye Mooers’ great, great nephew), Jesse Whitman,  Members of our Armed Forces and their families.


If there are any names that need to be added or taken off the Prayer Vine please leave a note in the Secretary/Clerk’s box in the Red Mail Box in Johnson Hall.



Manchester Community Church

Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

    Church office 207-622-0738       

           Pastor’s hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

          Pastor Don is available for pastoral emergencies at 207-215-6838.

Church web site:

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-45

Mary Cloutier, Webmaster

Arlene Gagnon, Senior Deacon

  Annabell Curtis, Organist